I'm sure the ST60 will probably outperform the VT30. It also weighs less, uses less power, and comes with 2 sets of glasses. I was just really impressed with the PQ on the VT30. It looked as good as any other tv in that store. Now, granted they did not have a 65" ST60 in stock yet, but they had a 55" to compare it to. They honestly had very similar PQ. The "one sheet of glass design" of the VT (30,50, and now 60) series does look a lot more classy than the black plastic bezel on the ST60, IMO. I am definitely a "picture quality" over anything else. My wife is more of the "aesthetic look" of the TV, as it is going to be the center piece of the living room. The VT series seems to be a good compromise between both of us. Believe me, it took some convincing on why we should get a thick(er) bezel plasma, as opposed to a no bezel LED. Haha. Either way, I MAY just hold off and save up a little more money and grab a VT60 when they are out (that is sounding like as early as next week). Looks like "sale" price on the 65" VT60 is $2999. Man.... Decisions decisions. Lol.